By James Martin
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said his visit to the Blue Roof in Borrowdale to pay his condolences to the Mugabe family was in the spirit of Africanism and Ubuntu.
Chamisa who was in the company of his party senior officials said although his party had political differences with the deceased former President (Robert Mugabe) Ubuntu requires that he pays his condolences.
Briefing the media after meeting with the former first lady Grace Mugabe
and other family members, Chamisa told the media that “beyond the differences that we had politically to serve our people we have to reflect on his contributions so in line with our Ubuntu and what is expected of us we have come to pay condolence to the Mugabe family,” he said.
The MDC leader was in the company of Tendai Biti, Lynette Karenyi, Job Sikhala and party national
organising secretary Amos Chibaya among others.
“I have come here to pay honour and I am glad that I have come with my colleagues, the senior leadership of the party.
“The reason why we are here is to do the African thing that is respect.
“You are aware that Mr Mugabe had connections and relationships with us in the context of politics on the other side with many differences,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mugabe’s burial place remains unresolved with President Emmerson Mnangagwa today saying he is looking forward to a one on one meeting with the former first lady Grace Mugabe to agree on where Mugabe will be interred.
Mugabe died last Friday in a Singapore where he had been admitted at a private hospital since April.
The former President was last seen in public last year in July 2018 ahead of the general elections where he pledged to vote for the MDC leader Nelson Chamisa.